Word Perfect with Susie Dent

What is hurkle-durkling? Or the Yule hole? Susie Dent has collected a word for every day of the year in her new book 'Word Perfect'. Find out how she's made the choice, why she has such a fascination for language, and some behind-the-scenes gossip from Dictionary Corner of TV's Countdown in this exclusive online event
Event date: 
8th October 2020
Event venue: 
Exclusive Online Event
Ticket details: 
£14.99 to include a copy of 'Word Perfect'

Susie Dent has been presenting from Dictionary Corner on TV's 'Countdown' for 28 years, and is also a member of the team for the comedy spin-off '8 out of 10 Cats Does Countdown'.

Her passion for words and language is contagious and in this new book she has compiled a word for every day of the year to entertain and intrigue us all.

Find out about the stories behind phrases such as 'turning a blind eye' (Nelson putting the telescope to his missing eye to ignore the order to stop fighting) and why 'May Day' became a distress call. Learn the background to words such as 'tartle' (forgetting someone’s name) or 'snaccident' (unintentionally eating a whole packet of biscuits).

While Susie was hoping to visit Woodbridge to launch this new book (her 16th!), the current situation has meant that is no longer possible.

So I'm thrilled that we will be able to talk to Susie online instead.

I will talk to Susie about her career in television, her love of language and some of her favourite words included in 'Word Perfect'. There will be the opportunity for questions from the audience, and a signed copy of the book will be available for all attendees.

Tickets are £15 and this includes access to the live online event and a copy of 'Word Perfect'. Tickets are now available online


Book now

Author firstname: 
Author surname: 
Event book: 
Include on front page: 
Event book title: 
Word Perfect
Show author name: 
Event recording label: 
recording of this event
Author photo: 
Author on left
Not cancelled
Show combo image below if available:
combo picture